4.2.08

Honeymoon at Gandrange

French President Nicolas Sarkozy suggested Monday the government could come to the rescue of steel workers at an ArcelorMittal plant facing layoffs.
"We're going to fight, you're not alone," the president said to 600 workers gathered for his speech at the company's plant in Gandrange in northeast France.

"After the speeches, about 50,000 people set off for the Pentagon. It took them about an hour and a half to walk two miles across the Memorial Bridge and down a service road to the north parking lot where a second rally was scheduled.
At the other end a group of hippies was trying to exorcize the Pentagon. The brainchild of Abbie Hoffman [the guy in the photo], the plan was for people to sing and chant until it levitated and turned orange, driving out the evil spirits and ending the war in Viet Nam. The Pentagon didn’t move."

1 comment:

crashtheconventions said...

abbie hoffman is awesome. are you going to the republican national convention/democratic national convention protests this year?

Abbie Hoffman was best known for his involvement in the protestes against the DNC and RNC in 1968. There's actually a group called Recreate '68 calling for mass protests at the DNC this summer.

The DNC is first up. It's in late August in Denver, CO and the RNC is Sept 1-4 in St Paul, MN.

See http://CrashtheConventions.com for more info.